Emie R. Roussel at the brand new Baby Grand Piano

Emie R. Roussel at the brand new Baby Grand Piano

On Wednesday, June 22 rising-star pianist Emie R. Roussell and her jazz trio performed the concert Quantum, featuring music from their critically acclaimed CD of the same title. The concert was presented in collaboration with the Conseil des arts de Montréal en tournée.
Winners of the Felix Award for Best Jazz Album 2015, critics and jazz lovers alike are unanimously referring to the Emie R. Roussell trio as “one-to-watch”.
“I am so proud of the library and its outstanding programming,” Mayor Mitchell Brownstein said. “I hope residents enjoyed a delightful evening of jazz music and got a sneak preview of what the trio will be offering at this year’s Montreal International Jazz Festival. What a great chance to hear them first right here in Côte Saint-Luc.”
We also inaugurated the library’s own baby grand piano. We were able to acquire this gem of an instrument through various fundraising initiatives including our heartfelt 88 Keys to Music Campaign, allowing us to honour donors’ names on a plaque unveiled at the concert. We are thrilled to be able share this piano with our community, and our hope is that it will be enjoyed for years to come.
“I want to thank all those who contributed to our 88 Keys campaign and our dedicated staff and volunteers for the efforts they put into the library’s books sales, proceeds of which helped pay for the piano and achieve our goal,”  said Councillor Mike Cohen, who is the council member responsible for library and culture.
If you’re a Côte Saint-Luc resident and haven’t joined the library yet, bring some ID and we’ll sign you up for free. Tell your friends and family, and help us continue to make the Côte Saint-Luc Library the perfect place to discover, share, create and connect.
Cllr. Sidney Benizri, Mayor Mitchell Brownstein, Cllr. Ruth Kovac, Cllr. Mike Cohen, Library Director Janine West and Cllr. Glenn J. Nashen inaugurate the 88 Keys to Music plaque honouring the donors of a new Baby Grand Piano

Cllr. Sidney Benizri, Mayor Mitchell Brownstein, Cllr. Ruth Kovac, Cllr. Mike Cohen, Library Director Janine West and Cllr. Glenn J. Nashen inaugurate the 88 Keys to Music plaque honouring the donors of a new Baby Grand Piano

I’m proud to have been one of the donors to the 88 Keys to Music Campaign in purchasing one key in honour of my parents, Phyllis and George Nashen. A few keys are still available to purchase.
For more information about these events and programs, visit csllibrary.com or contact the library’s Programs Department at 514-485-6900, ext. 4205.
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